INNPACTO - Collective Intelligence
Research on multimedia networking technology oriented to the enrichment of university educational content
Proyecto cofinanciado por el Ministerio de Industria, Turismo y Comercio dentro del Plan Nacional de Investigación Científica, desarrollo e Innovación Tecnológica 2008-2011.
The overall objective of this project is to develop multimedia collaborative technologies for co-production of training content through a federated university network by automating the processes of enrichment and the creation of new formats. This research combines content processing technologies, digital media management technologies and network technologies.
Existing platform based resource banks can be used to support students’ formal educational processes, through the teaching faculty, or directly by students in the same way library resources or multimedia complement classroom work. In this environment, starting with existing resources, there is an opportunity to produce more comprehensive contents and formats (enriched) that really meet the training needs desired by teachers without any additional workload, and also allows them to use new teaching methods. This is the challenge this project aims to tackle.
The project concerns the creation of a networked multimedia operating system that is capable of managing distributed content, which resolves the difficulties in correctly selecting the best content available (reputation, quality, category, user fees, profiles) allows quasi-automatic production in rich formats which are relevant to the educational objectives, and also addresses management copyrights, distribution and reproduction in multi-channel network. All this taking into account the network framework, and exploiting the potential to enable co-authorship and co-production of content given the collaborative environment within the university.